As an avid user of the Internet, I always do research before signing up for a web service. (If I would list all of the Internet services I have ever signed up for, the list would literally be a mile long.) One popular place for researching the trustworthiness of a business is a popular site called “Ripoff Report.”
The idea of Ripoff Report is to give a voice to any consumer who felt taken advantage of by a business. A service like this comes with its own set of strengths and weaknesses, just as any business does. You can read a myriad of opinions about it all over the Web. However, the purpose of this blog post is to address the various complaints you will find on the site about BeenVerified. Continue reading
If you’re looking to go to the big game this year, check out how to buy your tickets with confidence on Craigslist.
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Imagine a world where we don’t use the Internet 10+ times a day. Imagine not checking your e-mail every 15 minutes, or never having Facebook, or never having discovered eBay (yeah, neither can we). It’s pretty bleak, right? In all actuality, we’ve become so dependent on the interweb that the thought of ever living without it is mostly impossible. But, that’s OK, because we live in this crazy, online society which gives us so much anyway, and what’s so bad about that? Continue reading
Meet Janet Jones. She’s the Chief Marketing Officer of BeenVerified, a former marketing executive at Goldman Sachs and a Harvard Business School alum. In the early days of BeenVerified, you could see Janet’s impressive LinkedIn profile for yourself. Unfortunately, Janet’s profile no longer exists, but we’ll get back to why in a second.
Like any savvy professional, Janet used her LinkedIn profile to leverage her Harvard Business School network by connecting with other alumni, students, and faculty. Can you blame her? In fact, within one week, Janet connected with 14 other LinkedIn profiles associated with Harvard. Continue reading
At BeenVerified, we know a lot of the legal jargon that goes along with background checking is kind of confusing (trust us, sometimes we even have to use good ol’ Wikipedia to help us out). So, we thought we’d list some common legal dispositions and put them in some language that we all can actually understand: Continue reading
With thousands of criminal records yet to be digitized, the only way to find them is to physically go in person to the country courthouse. Since we know many of you don’t have the time, BeenVerified created a special network of “court runners” who will do all of the heavy lifting for you.
Dealing with government courts is not the easiest process. Most of the time, it’s a headache waiting to happen. So, while we are constantly working to expand and improve our database, there are a few specific issues that should be considered regarding the availability of particular records: Continue reading
At BeenVerified, we’re sort of in love with a little thing called collaborative consumption. Collaborative consumption is a global movement to encourage the sharing of goods and services directly with people instead of through the traditional middle man (i.e. mega-marts and more established corporations).
So, while you’re writing those new year’s resolutions, why not throw a little collaborative consumption into the mix? Here’s how: